All posts filed under: Adventure

Travelling Around York

Last weekend my mom took me to York, ME to continue my birthday celebration and it was beautiful and relaxing. From Nubble Lighthouse to Old Historical York we managed to see quite a bit in an eight hour span. There is an incredible amount of activities to do in this area and I was so glad to be able to experience it and have a perfect day for it. We started off our day at Nubble Lighthouse on Cape Neddick, and you are able to drive right up and gaze at the ocean and the lighthouse from the rocks. There is a cute little gift shop that has all sorts of fun items as well as gorgeous paintings of the lighthouse to can buy to take home. There was also a historian on site who was giving unique and interesting information to all those who stopped by his table. After the lighthouse we made a pit stop at Bagel Basket because I heard it was one of the best places to get bagels. It was …

Memorial Day Weekend Adventures

Something I like to say often is  “Adventuring along”.  Adventure is what you decide it should be, whether you stay local and find something to do you have never done before or you go to a different city and find new things to do; whatever it might be, it is YOUR adventure and this weekend I took that to heart. Rosevelt and I, with our friends decided to start our Saturday by a visit to the Crane Estate located in Ipswich, MA. While we didn’t get to do the house tour because of two weddings happening, they did let us quickly do a drive around and take some beautiful pictures.  Even just taking pictures and looking around at the grounds was gorgeous. You could see the ocean in the distance, and the gardens were beautiful. I fell in love with this place, because I felt like I was transported back in time. I can’t wait to go back and tour the house and have more time to really explore. Nearby is Crane Beach, which will we …

Francis Gate Park- Lowell, MA

This past weekend we did some local exploration around Lowell. From watching the crew boats out on the water to walking around Francis Gate Park we relaxed for a couple hours enjoying the bright and sunny weather we had on Saturday. Lowell has history bursting out of it’s seams. From mill history, to canals, to parks, Lowell has it all. You could go out every single day and find something new to learn, to eat and to explore within our bustling city and honestly this is what keeps me going out every single weekend to see what else I can find. Francis Gate Park was beautiful, the blossoms on the trees were in full bloom, the breeze was perfect and the sun shining brightly leading the way through the paths. We decided to walk the trail through the park and stop where the gate was. It is a quick walk, but quite enjoyable. A quick telling of history when you enter the park is there to greet you. I appreciate things like this, although not …

The Realness: A Break Beat Play-Lowell, MA

I haven’t been to a play since my early college years about ten years ago. I always remember it distinctly because I enjoyed it thoroughly. It was Intimate Apparel and my professor as well as many other professors made it a requirement for class. I remember being 18, incredibly new to the whole college experience and loving every minute of it. From the beginning of the play to the end I was glued refusing to get up or more because I didn’t want to miss it. “The Realness: A Break Beat Play” had the same if not an even stronger effect on me, fast forward to me now at 27 almost 28. I had heard about the play via Facebook and other outlets and now as a much older and in some ways more appreciative individual I just had to see it. I bought myself and my friend tickets to see it this past Saturday night and was floored. Written by Idris Goodwin and directed by Wendy C. Goldberg, the play focused in on a …

Cool Times at Lowell Winterfest

Lowell Winterfest this year was beautiful, full of great fun, lively performances and events to do throughout Downtown with the whole family. I managed to catch some fire dancing performances, take some beautiful pictures of our lovely canals, eat my weight in chocolate and go around to local shops. Friday night I went with friends to see the fire dancing and to catch the lit up canals. There were crowds of people out on the chilly night but the atmosphere was so lively and connected you forgot it was as chilly as it was. The lights changing between hues of blues and whites to hues of pinks and reds just watching the canals themselves were a fun spectacle. Saturday ended up being a sun filled day reaching temperatures of almost 65 which made for a great event day. The chocolate festival was held at St. Anne’s right on Merrimack street and the Snowman trail which different businesses were participating in was up and down the streets of downtown as well as at Mill No 5. …

Donuts.

dough·nut ˈdōˌnət/ noun plural noun: donuts a small fried cake of sweetened dough, typically in the shape of a ball or ring. Donuts speak for themselves if done properly. I have never had an “artisanal” doughnut. Unfortunately I had the pleasure of only eating Dunkin Donuts or Krispy Kreme donuts. They are pretty dull and lifeless. So I had heard about two places in particular that sold these wonderful legends of donuts, so this past weekend along with my Museum adventures and Boston Public Market adventures I decided I would have my fill of the donuts. Boy did I ever. First stop was Saturday at Union Square Donuts within Boston Public Market and there weren’t too many flavors left but we still managed to get three of them and shared them.   Lemon Glazed: Soft, lightly sweet, slightly tart. Pretty good Belgian Dark Chocolate: Very heavy, chocolate was very thick on the top of the doughnut. Slightly unbalanced flavor Brown Butter Hazelnut Crunch: My favorite of the three, buttery, crispy, perfectly sweet and fluffy.   Overall …

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology-Day 2

This past Sunday was a day filled with many adventures. Most within the walls of the great Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology. I was so amazed at the amount of history and exhibits inside these walls and I cannot wait to go back. The day started off at the wonderful La Qchara, a place that I’ve been to before and love. The food, atmosphere and coffee is simply the best I have had in the area and I try to make excuses to travel  35 minutes just for food. 🙂 It was the perfect fuel for a day filled with roaming the halls of the insanely large museum and for traipsing through the bitter cold to get there. 🙂   Afterwards we made our way to wonderful Cambridge, MA to find this museum that we all fell in love with. From the outside it didn’t look like much, once we finally arrived after walking 10 minutes in the brutal negative degree weather , the inside swept us away in a myriad of treasures and …

Boston Public Market-Day 1 Adventures

This was my first time visiting Boston Public Market on Hanover St in Boston. I fell in love, didn’t get to see everything in one visit but tried some things that i really enjoyed and bought some fantastic products! Homemade Mozzarella Donuts from Union Square Donuts Triple Berry Jam Merlot Jam Baked goods from Swissbakers Spicy Farmers Cheese I was able to see Sweet Lydia’s which was home grown in Lowell and then they got a space at BPM after a very successful Kickstarter program. We sampled the Mocha Marshmallows. YUM. Loved the atmosphere and the home grown feel of the place even though there were a ton of vendors. My foodie heart was in heaven. 🙂   For dinner with went to an Argentinian/Italian Fusion restaurant called Dicor in N.Andover. Highlights of the meal were: Beef and Chicken Empanadas Chicken Saltimboca Cannolis Dulce De Leche Flan The restaurant itself was empty but this weekend is extremely cold and many people weren’t out and about like we crazy people were 🙂 Decent meal, very nice …

Paint Nite-Bishop’s Legacy Restaurant

I had always heard about Paint Nite and had done something similar with painting wine glasses but this was such an amazing experience with such a great teacher that we cant wait to do it again. Anyone who knows me knows I am obsessed with owls; jewelry, clothes, pictures, actual owls 🙂 that I couldn’t help but do this particular Paint Nite which had us painting a cute little owl with a moonlit background. I also loved that local businesses can host these events, and in turn the people who show up are also supporting local. We ate at 1981 Ramen Bar and then headed over to Bishop’s Legacy Restaurant, both in historic Downtown Lowell on Merrimack street. We had some coffee and some treats and then the painting began. Samia my friend is a painter,so she had a leg up on me, I am not. I can eat, write and plan but art has never been my thing, but this event made me feel like an artist even if just for a night. Regardless we had …

Creations Cafe-Wakefield, MA

I always like to find new places to eat if I work in the area and Wakefield is no exception. There are many places to eat, but I like to find the local, small places to grab a bite to eat and relax during lunch time. Creations Cafe in downtown Wakefield, MA is a wonderful, nook of a place. The atmosphere is warm and inviting and they are known for the art on their coffees. I have been there already four times and each time have been completely impressed with the quality of their food and their perfectly done latte’s. Below are the things I have had and my thoughts on each, definitely check them out if you are in the area and enjoy yourself! BBQ Chicken Panini Light, but bursting with BBQ flavor Caramel Latte One of the best Caramel Latte’s I have had. Smooth, lightly sweet Mocha Latte Chocolatey and smooth Chicken/Feta Salad Fresh and flavorful Homemade Korean Chicken Curry Best curry I have had in a long time. Perfection Spicy Chicken Thai …